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Clear Card + Background Stamping + FREE Stamp Promo

Hello! Today I share how to make clear cards with a see-through die cut sentiment. I also show how to use a new innovative background stamp that is sure to impress!

Clear Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

When I saw the new Concord & 9th Triangle Turnabout Stamp, I was so giddy! I enjoy innovative products… I think it is the engineer in me. I decided to use the new background stamp to create clear cards with a see-through die cut.

Clear Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The Concord & 9th Triangle Turnabout Stamp allows you to create a background full of color triangles simply by stamping it in one color then turning it and stamping in other… four times. The results are amazing! In the video I show how to create a “turntable” to use when stamping the Concord & 9th Triangle Turnabout Stamp. (Thanks to Angie over at Concord & 9th for showing it to me last week in person. I couldn’t wait to play with it!) While you can use it to create a colorful background, I chose to use it for shiny, monochromatic look instead.

Clear Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the pool card, I started with Lawn Fawn Mermaid Cardstock and embossed the Concord & 9th Triangle Turnabout Stamp twice – once with sparkle embossing powder and once with pearl embossing powder. I also stamped it twice – once with Lawn Fawn Minty Fresh Dye Ink and once with Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink. I end up with a custom background with lots of texture and shine.

Clear Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the coral card I did the same but used Lawn Fawn Guava Cardstock and Lawn Fawn Peachy Keen Dye Ink. Look at that background. Swoon!

Clear Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

In the video I share how to create a clear card without any adhesive showing. The Hero Arts Acetate Clear Cards are wonderful and I have used them for years. They are thick and perfectly clear.

Clear Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the die cut sentiment, I used the new Concord & 9th Cuddles & Hugs Dies. This die set has many pieces that create a layered “hugs” sentiment. You can use them in many ways. Here, I used them to create a see-through element on the front of the card.

Clear Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Under the “hugs” die cut, I used Black Stazon Ink to stamp “from me to you” from the Concord & 9th Many Mandalas Stamp Set. I wanted to keep this subtle and therefore just did it right on top of the background.

Clear Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

To add some more shine, I added a thin Silver Glitter Cardstock “hugs” die cut and a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix sequins. I really like these sequins because they don’t have holes.

Clear Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I hope this inspires you to make a clear card… and check out the new Concord & 9th Triangle Turnabout Stamp!

FREE STAMP PROMO

So the awesome folks at Concord & 9th are so awesome that they are giving away free stamps! Receive ONE FREE 3×4 Lovely stamp set (an $8 value) with every $25 or higher order placed from 4/9/17 through 5/8/17. This set is not available to purchase. While supplies last.  Shop HERE for the deal!

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or those from Concord & 9th. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.